Monday, 3 October 2016

Configuring Forms Based Authentication in SharePoint 2016 – Part 4 – Editing the Web.Config Files

This article will help you out on Configuring Forms based authentication (FBA) in SharePoint 2016 it is very similar to SharePoint 2013.

I have broken down steps in  4 articles.

1. Configuring SharePoint

2. Creating Membership Database

3. Adding users to Membership Database

4. Editing the web.config files.

 So lets get started :)

Part- 4 Editing the Web.Config Files

We have reached the last step to configure and then test FBA.

 We will edit the web.config of FBA based web application and make changes to People Picker Wild Card section.

  • In IIS expand the site and Right click on FBA site then click on Explore.

  • Edit the web config. Search for People Picker Wild Cards and make the below changes. Save the Web config.

  • Now,we have to test our FBA configuration. First i will login with window authentication and give access to FBA users and after that we will try FBA authentication.

  • After log in. Go to Site settings and click on People and groups.

  • Click on New and Search for the .net users.
  • Grant him the permissions and Sign out from the site
  • From Sign In drop down select Form Authentication.
Now, Enter the Username and Password.

You have successfully configured FBA in SharePoint 2016.

Happy SharePointing :)

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